Thursday, July 02, 2009

Asia's Rise? Maybe not so much.

I wonder if I'm a contrarian to gravitate to stories like this and whether my skepticism for the faddish is what makes me conservative. Either way, "Think Again: Asia's Rise" from Foreign Policy, (via Paul Kedrosky) makes the cut:

Don't believe the hype about the decline of America and the dawn of a new Asian age. It will be many decades before China, India, and the rest of the region take over the world, if they ever do.
First and foremost, while I think there are some fears in the US over China's rise, the reality is that even if they're able to overcome the small problem with its demographics, China's neighbours will end up keeping it in check.

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